Celebrate Brooklyn!: Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party
Jason Moran performs at the Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn!, presented by BRIC in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.
The astonishingly inventive pianist and composer Jason Moran unleashes his fun side in this “joyous and foolish and graceful” (NY Times) event, a hip-shaking, eye-popping spectacle complete with dancers and costumes that takes the stride innovator Fats Waller as a jumping off point to dig into grooves that flirt with everything from Motown to house to hip-hop. For all Moran’s skill and showmanship, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9—a dazzling collision between the great New Orleans pianist, singer, and recent Brooklyn transplant Henry Butler, “a visionistical down-home cat and a hellified piano plunker to boot,” (Dr. John) and the retro-futurist trumpeter Steven Bernstein—will be a tough act to follow.
Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.